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    Broken fitting to sweeper hose

    The pvc pipe fitting leading from the filter into the pool for the sweeper hose split today. Every attempt to remove the fitting and replace it (I have a spare part laying around) simply cracks the fitting further leaving me with nothing to grip and try to unthread the fitting. Any ideas how I can complete the removal of the broken fitting so I can replace it? Is there a wrench I can fit into the notches inside the fitting to unscrew this piece?

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    Re: Broken fitting to sweeper hose

    Quote Originally Posted by dsm
    The pvc pipe fitting leading from the filter into the pool for the sweeper hose split today. Every attempt to remove the fitting and replace it (I have a spare part laying around) simply cracks the fitting further leaving me with nothing to grip and try to unthread the fitting. Any ideas how I can complete the removal of the broken fitting so I can replace it? Is there a wrench I can fit into the notches inside the fitting to unscrew this piece?

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    ? What does the sweeper hose go to?
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    Re: Broken fitting to sweeper hose

    It drives my Lettro Legend sweeper that sweeps the pool. This isn't really driven from mt main pump & filter, but by the sweeper pump.
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    Re: Broken fitting to sweeper hose

    Quote Originally Posted by dsm
    It drives my Lettro Legend sweeper that sweeps the pool. This isn't really driven from mt main pump & filter, but by the sweeper pump.
    doh! Got it.

    Might be worth adding to your signature.
    Inlaws Pool Boy since June 14th 2012, Pool built ~ 2003, In-Ground, 16'x32'
    13500 gal, Vinyl Liner, Fiberglass Slide, TF-100 Test Kit, Hayward 210T
    sand filter, A.O. Smith 1.5HP main pump motor (C48L2N134C1),
    Hayward SuperPump (model ?), Polaris 380 & PB4 Booster Pump

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    Re: Broken fitting to sweeper hose

    Is it this part?


    http://www.yourpoolhq.com/universal-wal ... 00-00.html

    They make a tool to remove this fitting.


    http://www.yourpoolhq.com/polaris-wall- ... 02-00.html

    You can make a tool that fits inside the fitting and catches the inside notches.

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    Re: Broken fitting to sweeper hose

    Yes, this is the part. I game to make the tool, but might need some instruction.
    35K gallons, StaRite S8D110 DE Filter, Pentair IntelliFlo vs3050 pump, IG gunite

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    Re: Broken fitting to sweeper hose

    Another option is to allow it to split completely curling bits out with needle nose pliers.
    Inlaws Pool Boy since June 14th 2012, Pool built ~ 2003, In-Ground, 16'x32'
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    sand filter, A.O. Smith 1.5HP main pump motor (C48L2N134C1),
    Hayward SuperPump (model ?), Polaris 380 & PB4 Booster Pump

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    Re: Broken fitting to sweeper hose

    Have you considered the possibility the installer used pipe cement on it? Does it budge at all?

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    Re: Broken fitting to sweeper hose

    No glue. The fitting is breaking apart and there is no dried residue of any adhesive.
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    Re: Broken fitting to sweeper hose

    Quote Originally Posted by dsm
    No glue. The fitting is breaking apart and there is no dried residue of any adhesive.

    If there is enough left to cover the existing threads of the main pipe fitting then maybe you could use some underwater epoxy and make a "plug" tool to allow you to get it out. If it is breaking up - can you dig the parts out?
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    Hayward SuperPump (model ?), Polaris 380 & PB4 Booster Pump

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    Re: Broken fitting to sweeper hose

    You'll probably have to break the old fitting out piece by piece. You can also use a hacksaw blade to cut the fitting part way through. Try to avoid buggering up the threads. If you do mess them up you'll need to clean them up somehow (a 1.5" pipe tap does this, but you're unlikely to have one laying around).
    In the industry, CSP (Certified Service Professional) by the NSPI and it's successor the APSP. My company services over 600 pools every year. I think the practices regularly espoused on this forum (especially the BBB method) are outstanding; however my comments will be often oriented towards the goal of getting it done, and getting it done right now!

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